Butterfly Pea Lemonade (with cocktail version)

recipes-smoothies/elixirs

 

Everyone loves a delicious glass of lemonade 🍋 on a hot day. It’s even more enjoyable when you know it’s loaded with healing properties for the body and a fun color💜

If you haven’t played with magical Butterfly Pea Powder then it’s time for you to add this superfood to your kitchen! 

What is Butterfly Pea Powder? It’s made from the Butterfly Pea Flower. If you ever get a chance to taste this amazing flower it actually taste like peas😋  This flower is loaded with antioxidants,  anti-inflammatory properties and is even known to stimulate your brain! 

The magic of this flower doesn’t end with its healing properties. The color transforms from  a brilliant blue color that to a vibrant red or deep purple with a simple slice of lemon or a few hibiscus petals. The change of color happens when you change the PH level. In the case of lemonade when  lemon is added to the drink it will transform from purple to a beautiful magenta color.  Watch the reel I posted (@wizardlyfoods) to the end to see the color change💙💜

This recipe is a fun simple lemonade to drink, turn into popsicles or into a cocktail (by adding a shot of vodka or your favorite liquor. 

INGREDIENTS:

* 4 cups water boiling

* 2 Tbsp butterfly pea powder

* 1 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed

* 1-2 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup 

* For the adults wanting a little more kick add a shot of vodka. 

DIRECTIONS: 

-Boil water, add the butterfly pea powder. Stir and refrigerate too cool completely.

-Fill tall glasses with ice and fill 3/4 way with chilled butterfly pea mixture.

-Stir your sweetener of choice into the lemon juice.

-Pour about 1/4 cup sweetened lemon juice into each glass, stir and watch the color change💜

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